I was surprised to find Kavinsky is gearing up to release his debut LP next year. Why is it a surprise? The first tracks I had of his are now almost 7 years old, and given that I’d mostly forgotten about him, I assumed he’d have released an album years ago. Nonetheless, Outrun is on the way, and given that fellow electro act sebastiAn is also on production duty for the LP, there’s a lot of potential in that album.
He’s entered mainstream consciousness for his work on the Drive soundtrack, and now lets his lead single loose, the clip for which is heavily influenced by that film. The audio utilises Kavinsky’s electro sensibilities and mixes them in with a heavy dose of atmosphere, with the combination of sharp, 80′s-esque power synth with slow-paced yet sharp percussion giving the track a bright intensity, and the end result is a cinematic piece that fits the visuals well. The clip is car-heavy, as mentioned above with the Drive influence, featuring Kavinsky roaming around the dark roads being hunted by police, who he proceeds to (spoiler alert) maim at the end. Nothing massively complicated, but a visual full of urgency to accompany the audio, and it’s a good all-round audiovisual that sets his 2013 album up nicely.